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21 April

753BCE – Rome – Founded by Romulus and Remus (traditional date). http://www.ancient.eu.com/Romulus_and_Remus/

43BCE – Roman Republic – Battle of Mutina. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mutina

1073 – Rome – Pope Alexander II died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Alexander_II

1506 – Portugal – Lisbon Masacre ended, 1900+ killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon_Massacre

1509 – England – Henry VII died, aged 52.  Henry VIII became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=henry7 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=henry8

1526 – India – First Battle of Panipat. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Panipat

1555 – Italy – Siege of Siena ended (Italian Wars). http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/siege_siena_1553_5.html

1615 – Malta – The Wignacourt Aqueduct opened. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wignacourt_Aqueduct

1782 – Siam – Rattanakosin founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bangkok https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rattanakosin_Kingdom

1806 – South Africa – Action of 21 April (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_21_April_1806

1809 – Bavaria – Battle of Eckmühl began (War of the Fifth Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Eckm%C3%BChl

1836 – USA – Battle of San Jacinto (Texas Revolution). https://www.tsl.texas.gov/treasures/republic/san-jacinto.html

1856 – Australia – Stonemasons & building workers marched through Melbourne supporting 8 hour day. http://www.nma.gov.au/online_features/defining_moments/featured/eight-hour_day

1892 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.4Mw, epicentre in Winters, California. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1892_04_21.php

1898 – Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Guam – Spanish American-War began. https://youtu.be/SshpBcUQGqE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War

1914 – Mexico – Ypiranga Incident (Mexican Revolution). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ypiranga_incident


1918 – France – German Fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron) shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme(WWI). https://youtu.be/8riAaPEcwIw WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/richthofen.htm

1919 – Poland/Lithuania – Vilna Offensive ended (Polish-Soviet War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilna_offensive

1929 – USA – Maddux Airlines plane crashed at San Diego, California, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19290421-0


1934 – UK – Photo of Loch Ness Monster published in Daily Mail. https://youtu.be/YN01f-AUutc http://www.loch-ness.org/surfacepictures.html

1935 – Taiwan – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Shinchiku-Taichū, 3,279 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1935_Hsinchu-Taichung_earthquake

1941 – Greece – Emmanouil Tsouderos became Prime Minister. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanouil_Tsouderos

1942 – Australia – Guinea Airways Pty Ltd plane crashed near Pine Creek, NT, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420421-0

1943 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Evansvill-Dress Regional Airport, IN, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430421-0

1944 – Norway – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed near Fredrikstad, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440421-6

1945 – Germany – Battle of Bautzen began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bautzen_(1945)

1945 – Germany – USAAF plane crashed near Bonn, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450421-3

1945 – Germany – Lufthansa plane crashed near Piesenkofen, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450421-5

1948 – Mandatory Palestine – Battle of Haifi began (Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Haifa_(1948)

1948 – Russia – Aeroflot plane crashed near Chita, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480421-1

1950 – Japan – USAF plane crashed near Tachikawa AB, 35 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500421-0

1951 – Colombia – Fuerza Aérea Colombiana plane crashed at Tres Esquinas AB, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510421-1

1952 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Anchorage, AK, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520421-0

1958 – USA – United Airlines Flight 736 collided with US Air Force fighter near Arden, NV, 49 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19580421-0

1960 – Brazil – Brasília became the capital. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bras%C3%ADlia


1962 – USA – Seattle World’s Fair opened. http://youtu.be/16Q7bruDMVc http://www.62worldsfair.com/


1965 – USA – New York World Fair opened for second season. http://youtu.be/gPHbVY-Kq_A http://www.nywf64.com/fair_story01.shtml

1970 – Philippines – Philippines Airlines Flight 215 exploded mid-air near Cabanatuan, 36 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19700421-0

1971 – Sierra Leone – Siaka Stevens became President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siaka_Stevens

1987 – Sri Lanka – Car bomb exploded in Colombo, 106 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/21/newsid_2525000/2525415.stm

2004 – Iraq – 5 suicide car bombers targeted police stations around Basra, 74 killed. http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/04/21/iraq.main/

2007 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 6.2Mw, epicentre in Aisén Fjord, 10 killed.

2010 – Ukraine – Kharkiv Pact signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kharkiv_Pact

2012 – Netherlands – Sloterdijk train collision. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17799940

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1656 – Jonathan Brammall was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1913 – Bomb found at Yorkshire Evening Press office, Coney Street.  Thought to have been left by Suffragettes.